Parliamentary commission says Uludere killings were not deliberate

The report said the authorities had the information that there were militants among the group.

Parliamentary commission says Uludere killings were not deliberate

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Parliamentary sub-commission investigating the killing of 34 civilians by Turkish jets in the southeastern region of Uludere on Dec. 28, 2011 has said in its report that the killings were not deliberate.

“It has been agreed that no evidence has been found that would suggest that there was deliberate action in the incident after researches and examinations on this issue which deeply saddened and shaken the whole country,” the 84-pages report says.

The 34 civilians in Uludere, a district of Şırnak, were killed after they were mistaken for militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The civilians were smuggling goods from northern Iraq as part of their livelihood. The incident led to outrage across the country.

The report said the authorities had the information that there were militants among the group.

According to the report, the Şırnak governor was not informed about the airstrike.

The report also recommended that a new border gate should be opened and smuggling should be prevented.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Mart 2013, 14:59

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